Toxic cabin air campaigners call for detectors in planes Mystery plane illness at Heathrow prompts calls for air quality warning systems in cabins – Daily Telegraph – 29th January 2016

Calls for an inquiry into ‘aerotoxic syndrome’ The incident has prompted campaigners to call for a public inquiry into damage caused to cabin crew by something called ‘aerotoxic syndrome’, which they claim is an illness caused by breathing in fumes on a plane that have been contaminated with engine oil and other toxic chemicals. The…

Unite – Two American Airlines flights grounded: Calls for public inquiry over killer ‘aerotoxic syndrome’ following midair incidents – Daily Mirror – 29th January 2016

A union representing cabin crew has demanded an immediate public inquiry into the rise in ‘aerotoxic syndrome’ as a result of contaminated air on board planes. To read The Mirror report click here. To read the Unite call for a public Inquiry click here Clamour for action on ‘aerotoxic’ air travel grows, public inquiry must…

Filmmaker behind aerotoxic syndrome documentary says only a ‘tombstone event’ will force the aviation industry to tackle bleed-air poisoning and fume events – Herald Scotland – 28th January 2016

ONLY a catastrophic passenger plane crash will force the aviation industry to come to terms with its “dirtiest secret”, according to the director of an explosive new documentary on toxic cabin air.   Watch film trailer here German investigative journalist former pilot, Tim van Beveren, said airlines and regulators would continue to turn a blind…

British passenger describes panic on American Airlines flight as ‘7 of 13 crew and many passengers taken ill’ Daily Mirror – 27th January 2016

A British passenger has described panic on board an American Airlines flight from London Heathrow to LAX after “7 of 13 crew and many passengers were taken ill”. Flight AA109 was close to Keflavik, a town in southwest Iceland, when crew declared a medical emergency and decided to head back to London. Passengers were asked…

Academics urge better investigation into toxic air fumes in aircraft – The Open University – 23rd January 2016

Studies into the impact of toxic air fumes in aircraft cabins are not rigorous enough, academics are saying. They have been examining the research. They say governments and industry need to look closely at the issue to give a definitive answer to concerns about health risks.  Dr Gini Harrison, a Lecturer in Psychology at The…

Boeing 787 Dreamliner is a breath of fresh cabin air Daily Telegraph – 19th December 2009

The successful launch of the Boeing Dreamliner this week has highlighted concerns about the amount of toxic air in conventional aircraft cabins. The new lightweight plane, which is designed to cut fuel costs by 20 per cent, has been hailed as the answer to the problem of contaminated air that scientists claim affects up to…

Shock figures to reveal deadly toll of global air pollution – Guardian 16th January 2016

“World Health Organisation describes new data as ‘health emergency’, with rising concern likely to influence decision over Heathrow expansion.” To read the full 16th February 2016 article click here. To read a 26th February 2006 Guardian article (nearly 10 years ago!) about toxic air in the confined space of jet airliners – click here. To…